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8 October 2014

The current state of the Sunkoshi landslide in Nepal

Two German motorcyclists, undertaking a round the world tour, have posted a set of images of the current state of the Sunkoshi landslide in Nepal


24 September 2014

Sunkoshi landslide – reopening the road

Geotechnical engineer has kindly sent some images he took earlier this week when walking along the Arniko Highway past the Sunkoshi landslide. The images show the very poor condition of the highway after te recent heavy rainfall.


23 September 2014

Joshua Tree mudslide, California – a very lucky escape for a baby

A baby had a very lucky escape when a mudslide struck the town of Joshua Tree in California last week, washing him away


8 September 2014

The Sunkoshi landslide dam breach

The Sunkoshi landslide dam in Nepal breached and drained early on Sunday morning. The discharge data suggests that the breach was initiated in response to increased river flow caused by heavy rainfall.


24 August 2014

Sunkoshi landslide in Nepal – still no reduction in the lake level

The level of the lake behind the Sunkoshi landslide dam shows no signs of reducing, despite extensive efforts by the army to widen the channels


23 August 2014

Dariali Gorge: another very large landslide from the Devdoraki glacier

On 20th August another very large landslide descended from the Devdoraki Glacier in Georgia, blocking the main highway through the Dariali Gorge


21 August 2014

Hiroshima: disastrous landslides with further rainfall warnings in effect

Catastrophic landslides in Hiroshima, Japan on Wednesday have killed 39 poeple, with many more reported missing. Further heavy rainfall is forecast for the area.


12 August 2014

The Eaglepointe Landslide in Salt Lake City, Utah

A landslide in the Eaglepointe subdivision in north Salt Lake City, Utah has destroyed one house and threatens several more.


7 August 2014

[Bhote Kosi] Sunkoshi (corrected) landslide in Nepal – an update

The Bhote Kosi landslide crisis continues, with little reduction in the level of the lake despite the best efforts of the Nepal Army


6 August 2014

Yunnan earthquake: images of the valley blocking landslides

The government mapping agency in China has released satellite images of landslides triggered by the Yunnan earthquake earlier this week


5 August 2014

Valley-blocking landslides: latest from Sunkoshi and Yunnan, and a brief update on the Malin landslide in India

Unusually there are two valley-blocking landslides causing concerns at present, in Nepal & China, whilst recovery operations at Malin in India continue


4 August 2014

Sunkoshi landslide crisis: latest news and images

The Sunkoshi landslide crisis in Nepal is now into day 3. The level of the lake may be dropping but the level of hazard remains high


1 August 2014

Malin landslide in Pune: assorted news stories

The media in India is providing extensive coverage of the Malin landslide in Pune, which is now known to have killed at least 56 people


29 July 2014

Oso landslide: differences of opinion about the landslide mechanisms

Two different interpretations have now been proposed for the mechanisms of the Oso landslide, one by the GEER team and one by the USGS


24 July 2014

Askja: a very large volcanic landslide in Iceland

This week a very large landslide occurred on the flanks of the Askja stratovolcano in Iceland. Initial estimates are that is over 25 million cubic metres. and that it generated tsunami waves in the lake at the toe that were over 50 m high.


23 July 2014

Oso landslide: the last set of remains been recovered and a new report has been released

Two key events happened yesterday in relation to the Oso landslide in Washington State – the remains of the last victim were recovered and a new report analysing the landslide was released.


22 July 2014

Erzurum: a landslide destroys an almost new ski jump facility in Turkey

Last Tuesday a landslide destroyed a 20 million Euro ski jumping facility in Erzurum, Turkey. The collapse was in part caught on a video


10 July 2014

Shawa mudslide: first pictures of another mining-related landslide?

Xinhua and other agencies have released images of the Shawa mudslide, Yunnan Province, which killed 17 people. It appears to be another mining-related slide.


9 July 2014

Shawa village: a significant mudslide in China

A mudslide in Shawa Village in Fugong County, Yunnan Province in China may mark the beginning of the unusually late landslide season across Asia


7 July 2014

Oso landslide: continued small-scale activity

A new video has been released of small toppling failures on the rear scarp of the Oso landslide in Washington State